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Pulitzer Prize Finalist | Kevin Wilmott Talks Streaming | Dating During COVID-19 | Volker Neighborhood Flags

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Red Cross and Swiss flags dot Kansas City's Volker neighborhood.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:16: The Kansas City Star columnist has been honored two years in a row.

Longtime journalist Melinda Henneberger discusses her writing and reporting work, which was recognized this week as a Pulitzer Prize-finalist in the editorial writing category.

Segment 2, beginning at 15:48: The TV and streaming shows to watch while housebound

Oscar-winning screenwriter Kevin Wilmott shares his suggestions for what to watch on television and streaming services while spending more time at home.

Segment 3, beginning at 33:38: Dating in the age of COVID-19

Two relationship experts discuss the challenges of and opportunities to look for love and start new relationship while having to maintain social distance.

Segment 4, beginning at 52:18 Flags to honor front-line health professionals

Residents in the Volker neighborhood do their small smart to honor health care workers with alternative Red Cross and Swiss flags.

We want to hear what’s helping you get through these tough times.

Whether it’s a random act of kindness or a personal ritual, let us know. Leave a voicemail at 816-398-8207 ‬with your brief story, name, and where you live. You can also email a voice memo to KCUR producer Mackenzie Martin at mackenzie@kcur.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @_macmartin.